Sigma launched a new Four-Thirds system compatible, large aperture ultra-telephoto zoom lens; Sigma APO 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM. This Sigma lens covers the equivalent field of view to 600mm to 1600mm when used on Four-Thirds cameras. By continuously varying the angle of view, the lens takes a lot of the footwork out of picture composition. The very latest lens coating technology and lens design reduce flare and ghosting, a common problem with digital cameras. Two ELD glass elements in the front lens group reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and also ensure high optimum image quality. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing and zooming, ensuring convenient handling.
The Sigma Corporation is please to announce the new 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS lens. This high zoom ratio lens is exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras and is capable of covering a wide range of focal lengths from wide angle to telephoto. It is equipped with Sigma’s own unique technology OS (Optical Stabilizer) function. This function uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera and works by moving an optical image stabilizing lens group, to effectively compensate for camera shake. It automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting moving subject such as motor sports.
Lensbabies launches the new Lensbaby accessory lenses, a Lensbaby Wide Angle/Macro Conversion Lens and a Lensbaby Wide Angle/Telephoto Lens kit. Most notable about the new wide angle accessory lens is that it is optimized for use with the Lensbaby - no other wide angle accessory on the market preserves the size of the sweet spot of focus the way the Lensbaby wide angle lens does. When a photographer uses an industry standard wide angle conversion lens with a Lensbaby it shrinks the size of the Sweet Spot. The shrinking Sweet Spot makes it harder to shoot wide open at f/2.0 or f/2.8, because the Sweet Spot reduces to quite a small percentage of the photo. Our new Lensbaby wide angle conversion lenses solve the problem of the shrinking Sweet Spot.
Pentax Corporation is pleased to announce the exhibition of three interchangeable digital SLR camera lenses and a medium-format digital SLR camera, all currently under development, at Photokina 2006. This is one of the world’s largest photo and imaging merchandise fairs, and will be held this year from September 26 to October 1 in Cologne, Germany. The digital SLR camera market is reaching out to an even larger audience than before by breaking the price barrier of high resolution DSLR cameras. Model names, designs, specifications and market launch schedules of these products are all tentative and subject to change without notice. Marketing prices of these products will be announced later.
Zigview S2 can be attached to your DSLR viewfinder and will display a live video feed from the viewfinder to its large 2.5 inch high resolution LCD, which can be moved to fully tilt and rotate for viewing at any angle. The new unit has excellent low light properties and a high frame rate which displays a bright live image making it fantastic for low and high angle situations as well as being capable of acting as a waist level finder to improve communication with clients during portrait photography. Eyepiece adapters and shutter cables are available to fit most DSLR cameras. The Zigview S2 will be available from all good photographic stockists from October at £249.99 inc Vat.
Leica Camera AG, Solms is exhibiting the new Leica Tri-Elmar-M 1:4/16-18-21 mm ASPH. at photokina in Cologne. The Leica Tri-Elmar-M 1:4/16-18-21 mm ASPH is the first Leica super-wide-angle lens with a 16 millimetre focal length for the Leica ranging viewfinder system. In conjunction with the two fixed focal lengths of 18 and 21 mm, it combines a total of three extremely wide-angle perspectives and is thus very well suited for highly demanding work such as architectural photography or reportage. The use of two aspherical lenses permits a notably compact design of the lens and ensures high imaging capability over the entire focal length and focussing range.
Leica Camera AG, Solms is exhibiting the new Leica Elmarit-M 1:2.8/28 mm ASPH. at photokina in Cologne. The Leica Elmarit-M 1:2.8/28 mm ASPH. adds a particularly compact wide-angle lens with high imaging capability to the palette of lenses for the Leica ranging viewfinder system. Thanks to the use of an ASPH.erical lens, the optical performance is once again significantly increased in comparison to preceding models. With a weight of only 180 grams, the Leica Elmarit-M 1:2.8/28 mm ASPH. is the lightest of all the Leica M lenses. The new wide-angle lens can be used both on Leica M analog camera models and also on the new digital Leica M8.
Leica Camera AG, Solms is exhibiting the new Leica universal wide-angle viewfinder M at photokina in Cologne. The Leica universal wide-angle viewfinder M is a new accessory for the Leica ranging viewfinder system. The viewfinder permits an exact determination of the picture outline for Leica M Leica M lenses with focal lengths of 16, 18, 21, 24 and 28 mm and is thus the ideal companion to the new Leica Tri-Elmar-M 1:4/16-18-21 mm ASPH wide-angle lens. The Leica universal wide-angle viewfinder M can be used on the analog cameras Leica M7 and Leica MP and also on the digital Leica M8 with focal length extension facility. It is attached to the flash shoe of the respective camera.